On February 24, 2012, Vanity Fair and Richard Mille hosted an exclusive cocktail reception honoring Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese at Hotel Bel-Air in support of The Film Foundation.
Guests at the event included honoree Martin Scorsese along with Demian Bichir, Executive Director of the Film Foundation Margaret Bodde, Lorraine Bracco, Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter, Jessica Chastain, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, Sebastian Copeland, Kevin Corrigan, Elizabeth Cotnoir, Danny Huston, Sir Ben Kingsley, Olga Kurylenko, Fran Lebowitz, Ray Liotta, Vanity Fair Publisher Edward Menicheschi, Richard Mille, Kathleen Robertson, Rick Rubin, Howard Shore, Maura Tierney and Pharrell Williams, among others.
Vanity Fair has long supported the work of The Film Foundation, Scorsese’s non-profit preservation organization. Over the past 22 years, The Film Foundation has helped save more than 555 films, including features, newsreels, shorts, home movies, documentaries and avant garde titles. In addition, through “The Story of Movies” educational program, the foundation reaches more than 9 million students, educating them about film language and history.
The event was made possible by luxury Swiss watch company Richard Mille. Produced by a team of engineers in an ultramodern and ecologically advanced production workshop in Switzerland, Richard Mille’s watches are the embodiment of 21st-century design, style, and high-tech functionality.
Vanity Fair and Richard Mille’s celebration of Martin Scorsese and The Film Foundation was part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2012, the magazine’s annual week-long series of events and one-of-a-kind moments in support of charitable causes leading up to the Academy Awards.